The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts?
FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
"Gathered from matter furnished by the Mercer and Henderson County Historical Societies, interviews with old settlers, county, township and other records, and extracts from files of papers, pamphlets, and such other sources as have been available."